If Durango, Colorado is on your short-list of potential mountain residences, then the incredibly diverse landscape and climate amidst the transition from high desert to high alpine environments is certainly part of the appeal. This incredible custom-residence is at the epicenter of that transition. Situated on over 20 acres of exquisite and private land, the home is perched to optimize views from the surrounding landscape, designed to compliment its exquisite setting. This home was carefully crafted with four-season idyllic temperature, entertainment and comfortable living in mind. Outdoor living and vivid view corridors accessible from all rooms are central to the design. The 180 degree views encompass the entire scenic transition all the way to the tip of one of the most extraordinary and scenic mountain ranges we know of, The La Platas. These snow capped 14,000 foot peaks are centerpiece to a kaleidoscopic palate from cactus and sage to ponderosa, Douglas fir and Aspen. Crafted with oversight and care by two fine artists, every detail of this residence was rendered with careful consideration of its surroundings and lifestyle. Whether your trade requires the kind of inspiration these vistas inspire, as it has for the original homeowners, or your life could simply benefit from the serenity of this dynamic and diverse landscape, this home is differentiated from most every other by a setting that invites the outdoors in. This home was enhanced with built in touches using designs inspired by Master Russian artist and wood carver, Nicoli Fechin of The Nicolai Fechin House in Taos New Mexico, as well as world recognized Southwest Spanish Craftsman and The Taos Builders, known for handcrafting furniture dating back hundreds of years ago. These pieces have been handcrafted by the team of artisan of The Ernest Thompson Company, known for their heirloom quality and one-of-a-kind pieces. The two artist studios, one for a painter, the other for a ceramicist, have been productive spaces overlooking the incredible views by the two professional artists who designed and remodeled the home. Both spaces would be equally good for other pursuits such as woodworking, crafting, wine storage or other studio endeavors. Make careful note of all of the custom built-in elements on your tour as well as the diamond polished plaster walls and custom tile work throughout. Art niches abound for showcasing and enlivening the indoors with color, contrast and light. Make sure your real estate professional provides the full list of features and benefits attached to associated documents in this listing. Here are a few highlights: Incredible outdoor landscaping with rock work and custom iron work crafted by Durango based Master Jeweler, Jeff Wise, natural looking fountain water feature, outdoor sauna, custom Taos chandelier, gas fireplace with metal custom surround, hand-hewn Hickory wide plank real wood floors, beautifully design kitchen ideal for entertaining, appliance garage and custom alder cabinets, 2nd entry yoga room / studio/ office / separate dining, Onx tile surround w soaking tub, hand forged lighting, Onx sink (lighted underneath), double walk-in shower with custom nooks and mosaic, eco-friendly paint, fire-pit with stone benches.